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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 20, 2011 10:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

May is damn fine; we've had "best months" discussions before, and it's not easy...I love Sept, Oct and Dec from early era bias basis, but hey, Feb, Mar and Apr have to be mentioned.

How many have I used? Half?

Damn...But, I can see your pt; maybe May can just have it, esp with latter era arguments in its favor.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 21, 2011 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

I was thinking the same thing about Feb. If you quit at '74 then its tough to argue against Feb.

2-14-68
The last week of Feb '69
The second week of Feb '70
The opening run, especially the first show of '71
2-19-73
the opening Winterland run of '74

good stuff

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 21, 2011 6:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

I like your thinking elbow, but I'd put the entire month of Feb. '69 up there - certainly not the most perfect, but some of the most consistently ferocious and explosive playing the band have ever done...

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Poster: yesss! Date: Sep 21, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

yeah, february is my #2 behind may- based on 73, 74, and 77 alone. in each of those years the band sounds totally different (to my ears) in the february shows than they had the previous year. they had obviously been working on new things during the january down time and you can hear the differences both in individual playing and overall band sound. and i think feb. '73 is a particularly strong and kind of under-appreciated month. the band sounds so positive and lively and energized during the whole month and it just sounds like they are having fun.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 21, 2011 4:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

It was pretty hard for me to settle on one month. Historically you have to nominate May as well though.

June would have to be my next favorite. June '76, '77, and '90 are all so amazing, among many others.

Next might be April. And September and December. So tough to chose. I want them all.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 21, 2011 5:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

>How many have I used? Half?

That's what cracks me up about these discussions. By noon, all 12 months will have been listed.

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Sep 21, 2011 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

There are many great shows from December, 1971 and 72 come to mind as dooe 69

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 21, 2011 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

VOTE HERE for your favorite month:
http://poll.pollcode.com/Yl1

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Poster: dylan&theded Date: Sep 21, 2011 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Month In Dead History

well past noon and no one's said november yet, 73's is good enough to make november one of the best month's in gd history